Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become...
It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking...
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the...
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
Philosophy finds it an easy matter to vanquish past and future evils, but the present...
There is no better proof of a man's being truly good than his desiring to...
How can we expect another to keep our secret if we have been unable to...
Fortune converts everything to the advantage of her favorites.
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye.
Though men are apt to flatter and exalt themselves with their great achievements, yet these...
We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
Usually we praise only to be praised.
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that...
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.